Derek Nehring a homeschooled graduate, currently finishing up a Bachelor in Science in Economics with a minor in Math. He serves in the National Guard as an H.R. Specialist. He has participated in NaNoWriMo for four years and has plans to write the great American Novel. He enjoys running, hiking, mountain climbing, marksmanship, hot coffee and good humor as well as cooking, writing and painting, history, geography and anthropology. He is involved in the Agriculture National Ag Marketing Association, Silver Wings and Investment Club. Derek has taught students in co-ops, classes and camps for over five years.